Paper competitions at Space generation Congress 2012

30 November, 2012

SGAC is now making all the winning papers of the Space Generation Congress 2012 competitions available on the website.

 

 

Paper competitions at Space generation Congress 2012

SGAC is now making all the winning papers of the Space Generation Congress 2012 competitions available on the website.

With the closing of the Space Generation Congress 2012, competition coordinators, Julio Aprea and Remy Chalex, would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s paper competitions on their efforts:

Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition

Winner: Ryoko Nakamura (see winner announcement here)

“We propose an atmosphere heating system using Space Solar Power (SSP) technology to control the strength or route of large typhoons. A heat irradiation system will also be used to generate power in normal time. Our proposal will entail an exploration of the innovative applications of SSP technology.”

To see the paper, click here.
To see the presentation, click here.

Move An Asteroid Competition

Winner: Sung Wook Paek (see winner announcement here)

“This paper introduces a new method for asteroid deflection, a paintball cloud concept, which can potentially achieve both short-term (kinetic impact) and long-term (enhanced solar radiation pressure from albedo change) effects. A brief description of the method and a case study with 99942 Apophis are provided.”

To see the paper, click here.
To see the presentation, click here.

This paper is featured in the LA Times, among others.

OHB Competition – Space Debris Removal

Winner: Matthew Noyes (see winner announcement here)

“Orbital debris poses a significant threat to modern operation of space assets. Collisions from dead satellites, spent fuel stages and particulate matter constantly threaten hardware function and the lives of human crews. This paper shall discuss the concepts of operation for two techniques of active debris removal: an orbiting electret, which operates best at high, geosynchronous altitudes, and surface-based vortex ring cannons, which operate best at LEO altitudes, but do not require the launch of orbital payloads and are comparatively inexpensive.”

To see the paper, click here.
To see the presentation, click here.

$pace is Business! Competition

Winner: Asra Najam (see winner announcement here)

“This paper models the sRLV (suborbital reusable launch vehicle ) research market with a game theory-based structure created by Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff in their book entitled “Co-opetition.” This framework could be helpful in determining strategic promotion of the long-term viability of the sRLV research market. This paper defines the components of the sRLV research market using the market structure constructs described in the Co-opetition text.”

To see the paper, click here.
To see the presentation, click here.

 


 

CALL FOR FUNDING & IDEAS

The SGAC Competition coordinators would like to thank our sponsors, supporting organisations and individuals:

  • International Astronautical Federation
  • OHB
  • IAF’s Solar Space Power Committee
  • IAF’s Entrepreneurship Committee
  • Space Frontier Foundation
  • Space Canada
  • A.C. Charania
  • K. Davidian
  • A. Jafry
  • J. Aprea
  • L. Summerers

Furthermore, we would like to invite new ideas for competitions and sponsorship. To get involved, please contact us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

 


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